Bones and Books


I didn’t tell him the deer bones were a substitute for human bones, or that I wanted to know if a man could be cooked in a smokeless, homemade oven in the backyard. Here, in certain circles, you don’t tell people you make up stories for a living. There’s no practicality, nothing to grasp with your bare hands. I’m surprised when people are impressed. It’s because they think there is money in it, and nothing will convince them otherwise.

Jamie Kornegay offers amazing insight to his approach to fiction writing in an essay over at Lit Hub.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →